A32-year-old nursing mother, Ann Akpa, charged with assaulting a magistrate on Thursday regained her freedom after spending three days in the Nigeria Correctional Centre, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi.
Ms Akpa was charged with two counts of assault and breach of peace.
Ms Akpa stated that she met the bail bond of N200,000 after three days.
“I am happy over my release. I beg that the matter should not linger anymore,” she said.
On what led to her arraignment and remand in prison custody, Ms Akpa said, “It was not a fight but a minor quarrel between the magistrate and I. She has been my neighbour for several years. I don’t want the issue to linger anymore. I just want peace to reign.”
Ms Akpa added, “Let us live and forgive one another.”